Chokwe. <em>Mask (Mwana Pwo)</em>, 19th century. Wood, 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (19.1 x 8 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald, 69.168.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.168.2_PS2.jpg)

Mask (Mwana Pwo)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (19.1 x 8 x 14 cm)



Accession Number: 69.168.2

Image: 69.168.2_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
The eyes are bean-shaped with slit openings and are enclosed in flat raised circles formed by brown and cheek. Mouth is raised, with open flat lips exposing pointed teeth. The ears are small, extended and are drilled inside. An incised bar pattern appears on cheeks and forehead. A single drill hole at top rim of mask. Condition: good. Native repair (sewn crack) top of head and fron of right ear.

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